keeping dental anxiety under control

Keeping Dental Anxiety Under Control

Although it is quite normal to be a little apprehensive about visiting the dentist for some people the sense of dread and fear is almost overpowering. This is known as dental anxiety, and is a problem for many people.  

Conquering dental anxiety is possible with the assistance of your friendly dentist who can:

  • Explain exactly what is involved in any procedure
  • Discuss which tools will be used and how
  • Offer sedation if necessary

If dental anxiety is a real concern that cannot be overcome be sure your dentist offers sedation dentistry and discuss which type will work best for you as every case is different. Read more at

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.